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Britain's Got Talent has become one of the most popular shows on British television over the past decade. The 2017 series was again hugely popular with over 10 million viewers watching the final which was won by singer Tokio Myers. It was the usual mix of promising performers, youngsters, dance acts aplenty, plenty of novelty acts and of course a few sob stories along the way and this year we even found a good stand-up comedian.

Britain's Got Talent 2018

The auditions have already begun for the next series of Britain's Got Talent and the same judging panel will be in force when the series returns to ITV next year. Recently audtions were held at the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester but according to the local paper only a handful turned up. It wasn't the glamorous auditions in front of Cowell and company but some 'talent producers' working at a makeshift stand opposite Primark but everyone has to start somewhere and who knows, the two week tour of the midlands may have discovered a future star.

The judging panel for this year is the same as in 2017 so expect more tomfoolery from David Walliams as he professes his love for Simon Cowell.  We've also got the revealing dresses of Amanda Holden to look forward to and Alesha Dixon just being Alesha Dixon really. 

Filming of the auditions has already taken place. There's now a bit of a question mark over who will be presenting the live shows due to the problems that Anthony McPartlin is currently facing. If he is fit to perform then it will be Ant and Dec again presenting, if not then perhaps it could just be Dec on his own.

Stephen Mulhern has also had a spell of illness but is expected to be back to present ITV2 show 'Britain's Got More Talent' and word is he might even have his own Golden Buzzer this year.

No date has been set for when the new series begins but it's likely to be the first or second week of April.

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Britain's Got Talent Betting Markets

Major betting companies such as Skybet and Paddy Power offer bets on the show throughout the auditions and live shows. Some of the popular markets include:

  • Competition winner
  • Winning judge
  • Next act to be eliminated

Britain's Got Talent 2017 Final

Tokio Myers won the 2017 Britain's Got Talent final with 24.2 percent of the votes. His mixture of classical and modern music continually proved to be a big hit with the viewers and the judging panel. He was seven percent clear of the runner-up, eight year-old magician Izzy Simpson with stand-up comic Daliso Chapunda back in third. That's one of the highest finishes for a comedian though he is an experienced performer on the comedy circuit and has since landed his own radio show.

The final saw a few performers who should do well in the future. Magician Matt Edwards is a regular in panto's having appeared with two former Britain's Got Talent winners in Christmas shows. There aren't too many opportunities for magicians on television these days but his mix of comedy and magic could be utilised somewhere and he'll be busy doing cabarets etc.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the series was the fifth place finish for The Pensionalities. The two elderly singers proved incredibly popular with everyone with their singing and gentle humour. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the series was the audience's reaction towards teenage singer Sarah Ikumu. She wowed everyone with her audition but then failed to qualify for the final via the viewers votes and needed a judges wildcard. She finished 7th in the final but looks to have a good career ahead of her particularly in musical theatre. Not far behind in terms of disappointment were mind-reading act DNAwho finished last in the final after messing up part of their final performance.

History of Britain's Got Talent

Brittish TV has always had talent shows and those of a certain age will have fond memories of 'Opportunity Knocks' and 'New Faces.'  Both shows created plenty of stars with performers such as Victoria Wood, Lenny Henry, Jim Davidson, Les Dawson, Cannon and Ball and Bonnie Langford getting their first big breaks on those shows.

ITV's 'New Faces' included a panel of judges with Tony Hatch becoming the man we used to love to hate.  Britain's Got Talent is just a step ahead on that show as now we see the auditions from the good, the bad and the even worse.  The show began in 2007 and is presented by Ant and Dec. The panel originally consisted of Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden. The show was an instant hit and now has four judges - Cowell and Holden remain (Holden having appeared in every single series) plus Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.

Previous Winners

2017; Tokio Myers

2016: Richard Jones

2015:  Jules O'Dwyer and Matisse (plus Skippy and Chase)

2014: Collabro

2013: Attraction

2012: Ashley and Pudsey

2011: Jai McDowall

2010: Spellbound

2009: Diversity

2008  George Sampson

2007  Paul Potts

That list of winners doesn't include the most famous contestant on the show. Susan Boyle stunned the world with her performance of 'I Dreamed a Dream' in 2009 but finished second in the final behind Diversity.  Faryl Smith from Kettering reached the final a year earlier and has had a successful career since including singing the National Anthem at Wembley on several occasions including the JPT Trophy this April.

When and Where to watch Britain's Got Talent

The show can be seen on ITV on Saturday evenings. The next series will be shown in April and May 2018



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